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#39353 12-Aug-2009 18:26
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A friend of mine is heading there next month with her XT fone but can't seem to find out from anyone  will it roam.

This is an email she got back from the motel she is staying at

"With the mobile phones you will have to buy a Norfolk Island sim card when you arrive from Norfolk Telecom and I think they are $25 for a tourist starter pack as we have our own network here and your phone also needs to be unlocked to put another sim card in it."

No one in Telecom in NZ or Telstra Ozz  new.  In fact most of the people at Telstra she asked last week had no idea where Norfolk Island was..





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  #245745 12-Aug-2009 18:38
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I am amazed they have a cell network check out gsmworld.com for the specs

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  #245749 12-Aug-2009 18:40
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I am quite sure vodafone NZ does not offer roaming to there I wonder even if they have a VLR

 
 
 
 


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  #245751 12-Aug-2009 18:43
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  #245756 12-Aug-2009 18:51
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Norfolk Island has only had a GSM network for 2 years and supports very little in the way of roaming. Also note that if you get a local SIM card you might not be able to SMS to VF NZ etc as these links are still being worked on.




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  #245788 12-Aug-2009 20:11
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johnr: I am amazed they have a cell network check out gsmworld.com for the specs


Thanx for the link.

 

Looks like she's out of luck

Operator Name:
Norfolk Telecom

Network Name:
Norfolk Telecom

Technology:
GSM 900

Network Status:
Live March 2007

Norfolk Island
Norfolk Telecom - Roaming Partners

Norfolk Telecom has not declared any active roaming agreements with other network operators to the GSM Association.




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  #245894 13-Aug-2009 07:37
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My parents went there a couple of years ago and I'm fairly sure that they roamed on Vodafone. I don't recall having a big "communication breakdown".

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